Oooh. This third day of Christmas is way better than three french hens. Check out what you can win for yourself or someone on your Christmas list.
1. Freeway by Mike Foster
It is no big secret that my favorite Bible Study out right now is Freeway. It is unlike anything else on the market. The creative way this study is laid out allows groups to pull back the layers and be open and transparent about what is going on in their lives. I love, love, love this study. And so do a ton of churches who are going through Freeway together.
And we have both the Freeway workbook and the DVDs to give away. Our friends over at People of the Second Chance also have some killer shirts right now and for every item purchased they are sending a “We Care Kit” to a prisoner. One for one. How great is that?! Zip over to www.potsc.com and check it out.
2. God is Able by Priscilla Shirer
Got an IMPOSSIBLE situation? The anxiety it brings can wake you in the middle of a needed night’s sleep and then stalk you in the middle of broad daylight. It can sneak up on you and cast a cloak of fear and concern over your shoulders that you can’t seem to shake no matter how hard you try. It can take you down. Squash all hope. Stop you in your tracks.
IMPOSSIBLE. IMPENETRABLE. UNCHANGEABLE. Maybe so . . . until God gets involved. No matter the details of your circumstance, His raw power potential and immeasurable ability refuse to cower in the face of any challenge. Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing. Not even that thing.
Two winners will receive both of these incredible resources. Winners will be drawn randomly and notified by email. Giveaway ends Thursday December 5th at midnight EST.
To enter to win, just add a comment letting us know the best Christmas gift you’ve ever gotten.
Erin SMeltz – winner of the hat
Robin Pruitt – winner of the love scarf
Bryn Stauffer – winner of the striped scarf
Check your email so we can get your gifts out to you soon.
Two weeks ago, we were Oprah. I’m not even joking. We were the “It’s a new car! For you! And you! And You!” kind of Oprah. Ok … ok. We didn’t exactly give away cars. But we gave away a ton of loot to those who were at re:Treat. Every lady that came got to walk away with over $200 of books, Bible Studies, necklaces, and more. We also gave away a trip, a $500 gift card, and diamonds … yes, I said it … diamonds.
Brandi and I had so much fun giving stuff away that we want to continue our Oprah-esque fun here. So. I give you the “Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway.” Over the next two weeks we will be rolling out some of our favorite resources and gifts. Everyone is eligible to win even if you were at re:Treat. This is a great opportunity to win something for yourself or snag some amazing Christmas gifts.
First up is something that will be new for everyone. This box of awesomeness went, shall we say, awry in Nashville. Which, I suppose means someone is walking around looking uber fabulous in the downtown area.
God Inspired Fashion is a Christian clothing company that set out to create fashionable clothing and accessories that not only look great but also display the message we all love. They carry items for men, women, and children and will be expanding to infant clothing and accessories soon. Check out their entire line at godinspiredfashion.com . For the friends and family of Leading and Loving It ladies, God Inspired Fashion is offering 20% off orders over $50. To take advantage of this offer type in the coupon code: WOM at checkout.
Now, on to the giveaway. Three lucky ladies will win one of these three super cute accessories.
Distressed Army Hat
Love Infinity Scarf
Striped Infinity Scarf – Psalm 23
Winners are drawn randomly and notified by email. This giveaway ends Tuesday, December 2nd at midnight EST.
All you need to do is leave a comment telling us your favorite Christmas song. Easy, right?!
This past Sunday at Cross Point we had the opportunity to share the story of our dear friend, David Landrith. A lot of you have probably heard of David. He’s the senior pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. We talk a lot about unity around Leading and Loving It, in fact I wrote about it as recently as last week. David and his wife Jennifer have taught us as much as unity in the church as anyone else. When Cross Point was barely off the ground David used one of his weekends off and they visited Cross Point. From that point on David and Jennifer have been nothing but encouraging and supportive to Pete and myself. Because of busy schedules we don’t get to see each other as often as we would like but we always know they are available to talk about church, parenting, Nashville and just life in general.
Last spring David and Jennifer’s life drastically changed. His faith has shaped me in so many ways and I believe you’ll find this interview to be incredibly encouraging to you today.
This story is another way for us as the church to unite. Unite in prayer for David and Jennifer. I know this video is a heavy way to head into Thanksgiving break, but I also think David’s perspective is a timely message for us all to hear.
Blessed be the Lord. Happy Thanksgiving to each of you.
An unguarded strength is a double weakness. Even a strength like compassion can be a weakness if it leads to you being spiritually and emotionally weak.
When you are spiritually and emotionally weak you make bad decisions. It is during these times that your motives can tend to get twisted. You do things out of guilt, or to look spiritual. “You may think everything you do is right, but the Lord judges your motives.” Proverbs 16:2
If your motives are wrong nothing will be right. An internal ‘no’ nullifies an external ‘yes’; our lips say yes and our heart says no. How many of you have dreaded being somewhere because your motives were wrong? A verse we always hear quoted about tithing actually convicted me about something entirely different. The time we give to serve others is a gift.
2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each man should give in his heart what he decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion! For God loves a cheerful giver.”
He not only wants us to give our tithe cheerfully, but our time cheerfully too.
Share some advice you have about keeping our motives pure.